The Leaning Tower of Pisa is spectacular!
Built over the course of many decades, during multiple
wars between regional factions, it wasn’t until
three years into building that they noticed the tower’s
tilt. Rather than start from scratch, they continued construction
with the intent of making something pretty different.
Pisa is also the birth place of Galileo
and is steeped in the art, science and history that shaped
the modern world. Today, the Leaning Tower compound is
host to tourists from around the world, who love to pose
in photographs as if attempting to hold up the tower.
On route from Pisa to Livorno we work
up quite an appetite, so when we arrive in Livorno we
head directly to Siegheiri Pizza Torta! Owned and operated
since 1912, Siegheiri Pizza Torta has a lovely brick oven,
fired with fresh crackling hardwood.
The owner, Vittonio Siegheiri shows us
how to make their house specialty, which is an entirely
vegan Pizza made from Garbonzo Bean Flour and spread out
on a thick-lipped pizza tray! This is something really
special as it bakes up to bubbling perfection in their
oven, then just several minutes later is removed, sliced
up and seasoned with a little fresh ground black pepper!
There’s nothing like experiencing
a family tradition of cooking and eating in such a charming
location as this! So when you’re in Livorno, Italy
you must stop at Sieghieri Pizza Torta and sample this
amazing recipe for yourself!